This month in The Coffee House: With unemployment hovering at ten ten percent, more and more people are relying on unemployment insurance to help make ends meet. But it is a very complicated system. Courtney Chappell of the DC Employment Justice Center offers some tips. (Host: Fred Feinstein) Youth soccer has exploded in America and that explosion has put the quality of fields to a major test. Many gress fields have suffered from overuse. But is artificial turf the answer? Neurobiologist... Topics: jobs, unemployment artificial turf, dance, Hip Hop, roots music, poetry
A Blue Green Alliance aims to turn the stimulus package into a green jobs boom. This will be explored at a February 2009 conference in Washington, DC, "Good Jobs, Green Jobs." Among the conference organizers if Roxanne Brown of the Steelworkers Union. Topics: labor, jobs, green, climate
"The Great American JobsScam" author Greg Leroy on how businesses extort subsidies from local communities by threatening to take jobs elsewhere. But the businesses locational decisions aren't based on these these subsidies. Topics: jobs, welfare, subsidies
This month in THE COFFEE HOUSE: BP GLOBAL MOVES A US SOLAR PANEL PLANT TO ASIA: ARE WE READY TO COMPETE IN THE EMERGING GREEN ECONOMY? Even as the Obama administration has launched a substantial green energy program as part of the stimulus plan, BP Global recently announced plans to shut down its solar panel manufacturing facility near Frederick, Maryland and move the operation to China and India. Which raises the question, is the US ready to compete for a significant share of the growing... Topics: Arts, human rights, footbal, Steelers: Pittsbrgh: Rooney, solar, China, green jobs, poetry,...